In the aftermath of Esbjörn Svensson´s untimely passing in the summer of 2008 his former band-mates Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström had to re-orientate and find a new meaning for their musical lives, as e.s.t. – the band they had together, and that had become a world sensation during the early years of the new millennium, heralded as “Trio of the Decade” by no lesser than the London Times – had ceased to exist.
They founded Tonbruket.
“Tonbruket”, the name they gave themselves, and that is also the title of their debut album (ACT), is the Swedish expression for a workshop or factory that produces tones. “We really liked the sound of it – and then, our tiny four-men factory also researches and produces. We produce tones that together hopefully result in good music”.